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Workshop for W. Va. businesses and nonprofits on applying for EPA clean diesel grants

Release Date: 09/30/2009
Contact Information: Bonnie Smith, 215-814-5543,

PHILADELPHIA (September 29, 2009) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is hosting a workshop for businesses, industry and non-profit organizations to review the process for applying for federal clean diesel grants. EPA is seeking projects in West Virginia that will reduce diesel emissions through equipment retrofits, the use of cleaner fuels or replacing older equipment for cleaner air.

Date: 10:30 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009

Location: Marshall University’s Graduate College, Main Building – Room 319
100 Angus E Peyton Drive

      South Charleston, W.Va

To register: at if you are having difficulty registering on line, you can call the
Mid-Atlantic Regional Air Management Association (MARAMA) at 443-901-1882. The workshop is free, but registration in requested.

EPA’s clean diesel grants program funds a wide range of retrofitting, repowering, and diesel engine or diesel equipment replacement
projects to reduce harmful air pollution.

The projects have included retrofitting school buses, replacing transit buses with diesel hybrids and repowering others, retrofitting dump trucks and harbor craft with diesel particulate filters, repowering a switch locomotive, and replacing cement trucks, dump trucks, fire trucks, and ambulances with new, more efficient vehicles.

To learn more about EPA’s Clean Diesel Program, go to